USS Paul Hamilton
"The Courage to Prevail"
USS Paul Hamilton Enters US 5th Fleet AOO
By Ensign Ashleigh M. Share, USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) Public Affairs
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), March 22.

Paul Hamilton is an independent ballistic missile defense (BMD) ship that will be involved in a variety of operations in U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

"Paul Hamilton is a premiere BMD asset of approximately 310 highly trained Sailors looking forward to executing with precision all operational mission tasks independently and in conjunction with carrier strike groups and coalition forces," said Cmdr. John Barsano, commanding officer, Paul Hamilton.

The U.S. 5th Fleet AOO encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area, which includes the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean.

Paul Hamilton departed from its homeport in Pearl Harbor Feb. 14, 2015, for a training exercise and its deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO. Paul Hamilton's last deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO was in 2013.
US Navy Recruiting | US Navy | US Marine Corps | Navy Reserves | Individual Augmentee
No Fear Act | FOIA | | Veterans Crisis Line | Vote | DoD SafeHelpline
This is an official United States Navy Website. This US Government system is subject to monitoring. Please read our Privacy Policy and Section 508/Accessibility Statement.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense, or the United States Department of the Navy of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy  does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.